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Cost of Living Comparison Between Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur Reverse

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You would need around 8,328.55RM (82,511.60฿) in Kuala Lumpur to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 89,000.00฿ in Bangkok (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index.

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Consumer Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 2.65% lower than in Bangkok
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Kuala Lumpur are 7.29% lower than in Bangkok
Rent Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 16.69% lower than in Bangkok
Restaurant Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 15.41% higher than in Bangkok
Groceries Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 13.69% lower than in Bangkok
Local Purchasing Power in Kuala Lumpur is 83.43% higher than in Bangkok

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  Bangkok  Kuala Lumpur      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 55.00 ฿     79.26 ฿      +44.10 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 600.00 ฿     594.42 ฿      -0.93 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 150.00 ฿     118.88 ฿      -20.74 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 70.00 ฿     99.07 ฿      +41.53 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 100.00 ฿     118.88 ฿      +18.88 %
Cappuccino (regular) 65.76 ฿     95.25 ฿      +44.85 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 17.96 ฿     21.50 ฿      +19.70 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 9.60 ฿     12.80 ฿      +33.39 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 47.25 ฿     61.30 ฿      +29.73 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 35.18 ฿     29.43 ฿      -16.37 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 47.67 ฿     37.26 ฿      -21.84 %
Eggs (12) 58.65 ฿     44.72 ฿      -23.76 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 522.73 ฿     339.32 ฿      -35.09 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 120.80 ฿     106.72 ฿      -11.65 %
Apples (1kg) 84.14 ฿     82.01 ฿      -2.54 %
Oranges (1kg) 70.98 ฿     76.23 ฿      +7.40 %
Tomato (1kg) 50.00 ฿     35.03 ฿      -29.93 %
Potato (1kg) 62.91 ฿     31.75 ฿      -49.53 %
Lettuce (1 head) 38.46 ฿     30.60 ฿      -20.45 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 16.15 ฿     21.87 ฿      +35.40 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 600.00 ฿     495.35 ฿      -17.44 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 52.63 ฿     84.50 ฿      +60.55 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 100.62 ฿     112.47 ฿      +11.78 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 90.00 ฿     118.88 ฿      +32.09 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 25.00 ฿     19.81 ฿      -20.74 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 997.17 ฿     990.71 ฿      -0.65 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 35.00 ฿     29.72 ฿      -15.08 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 5.25 ฿     11.39 ฿      +117.01 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 100.00 ฿     222.91 ฿      +122.91 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 38.86 ฿     20.80 ฿      -46.46 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 750,000.00 ฿     1,486,062.13 ฿      +98.14 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 3,408.02 ฿     1,508.02 ฿      -55.75 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.81 ฿     2.65 ฿      +46.82 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 648.17 ฿     1,427.13 ฿      +120.18 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,846.20 ฿     1,629.71 ฿      -11.73 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 391.67 ฿     228.85 ฿      -41.57 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 180.00 ฿     138.70 ฿      -22.94 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,095.00 ฿     2,485.85 ฿      +18.66 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,573.16 ฿     1,722.97 ฿      +9.52 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 2,967.78 ฿     2,796.27 ฿      -5.78 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 3,027.78 ฿     2,535.82 ฿      -16.25 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 20,797.85 ฿     24,476.32 ฿      +17.69 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 11,029.41 ฿     13,323.32 ฿      +20.80 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 56,133.72 ฿     40,123.68 ฿      -28.52 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 29,454.55 ฿     19,867.71 ฿      -32.55 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 107,500.00 ฿     96,601.67 ฿      -10.14 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 68,000.00 ฿     49,613.58 ฿      -27.04 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 22,483.85 ฿     38,234.99 ฿      +70.06 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 6.16     5.09      -17.38 %
 
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